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Group talk September exam hitchhikers.... Hop in plz :)

So, let's gather here in the back seat of the limo and dicscuss our progress
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Hi! Did you take any nbme? I m planing do it regarding to the advice, but before it I will do run through weak areas.

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Limo sounds comfy!

Step 1 in Sep 2nd week but lesser time because I need to travel quite a bit to reach the prometric center.
i'm done with 1 read of FA and in 2nd read of Kaplan. Done with Pharm, Path and Physio. Now stuck with BChem which causes me to go Ugggghh any ways! I'm also done with Kbank 100% and UW 90%.
I tried to do DIT but I got so bored that I stopped it and then had to take a 6 day break to get it out of my system . Starting in earnest tomorrow.

Any suggestions for these last few weeks? My only and MAJOR problem is Recall. I just can't memorize . And there's a lot to memorize.
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enshalla gonna finish UW by 4th august....currently mixing FA with UW....did 50% of kaplan qbank, but can't proceed forward due to lack of time.....

keep the thread going fellas......it's a long ride
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am 65% done with Kaplan Qbank! scoring minimum 62 and highest of 83 ll start u world by Aug 15!! ll read FA cover to cover once before though
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Post Phew I'm slow!

With 36 days to go I was supposed to cover up my backlog and take an NBME today.
Well! I couldn't.
I was able to finish 2nd read of BChem & Genetics today. Such a boring subject, it could kill you . Somehow managed .
Still to do: Anat, Neuro, Beh Science, Immuno, FA, Lots of Pending reviews & 4 blocks in UW.
New Plan: Cover the backlog of Review & Qbank by 04/08 and take NBME on 05/08.
I don't know how I'll do it .
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Listening UW crisis ;)

i have 14 blocks left in UW and i have to cover them in 2.5 days b4 my subscription ends i am not sleeping till i finish them enshalla ;D

i think u should focus more on FA now rather than individual subject review from other books since u will need to be able to eat up the whole FA in a week b4 the exam so u should train urself from now

good luck fellas and keep up the good work :sorry:

enshalla 39 days to go
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With 31 days to go, I was able to cover the backlog more or less 2 days later than I planned.
Done with 100% UW 1st pass and the remaining review of Kbank blocks that I had been avoiding for so long.
Plan to take NBME 12 tomorrow.
Then 8 days for 2nd UW incorrect questions @ 2 blocks per day.
Starting with Anat today evening. Will see how long it takes. I will stop in b/w if it is taking too much time.

Target:
Take another NBME on 16/08
Start FA final read and last pass of UW on 17/08
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hey how did your nbme goo?
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do you guy recommend second FA read? I only finished it once and now review my uw notes, so much notes and things left to review.
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Hi! I took the diagnostic exam on Kaplan and get 65%, so I will continue go through FA and uw. Hope will be ready to take NMBE in two-three weeks.
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hey how did your nbme goo?
I tool NBME 12 and increased my score by 5 points in the last 1 month . You know my previous scores so I don't need to post here.
It was really difficult for me. I couldn't make any sense of a lot of questions so had to guess a lot.
I wasn't expecting an increase. Performance has come further down in Neuro and Molecular Bio .
BTW Has anyone got a good answer key to NBME 12. The ones floating around have too many mistakes.
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My exam is in less than 10 days... every time i think about it, I can relate to people with pheochromocytomas... Don't know whats going to happen on the actual exam day.
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I will take my NBME enshalla next week. hopefully enshalla I do well .
@step step: have good faith man. u r the first of us to encounter the beast. best of luck guys
BTW anyone did UWSAs?

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I will take my NBME enshalla next week. hopefully enshalla I do well .
@step step: have good faith man. u r the first of us to encounter the beast. best of luck guys
BTW anyone did UWSAs?

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I am thinking 7 or 12 but might go with 12 as it is newer

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Exam on 12 Sep, so 8 days to go (minus travel time).
Finished 2nd read KLN, UW 2nd pass of wrong questions.
Done with UWSA 1&2, NBME 11, 12,13 & offline 1,5. The scores of none of them are at my target level but I can't bear to study anymore. I need >255, that's not a want but a need, coz I'm so old IMG.
I hope and pray :sorry: that God gives me that 15-20 point jump I need in these 8 days.
Fasten the seat belt, Turbulence ahead, if I don't crash myself, I'm gonna crash it.
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mine is on 18th enshalla ;D
planning to do nbme 12 , 13 in a week to week basis enshalla

if u don't mind , could u e-mail me the key to nbme 11, 12 , 13 so i save time finding for right answers

try not to crash the limo, it is expensive tho

my e-mail : m.yasernabil@gmail.com
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guys, plz what is the overshoot estimation of the UWSA? is it 10+ from NBME or more?

and where are you guys, the thread looks dead?
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Gave my Step 1 yesterday. Now the jitters till the result day. Will post the experience and result together if it's any good.
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would you say the exam was harder or easier than NBMEs especially 12

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Gave my Step 1 yesterday. Now the jitters till the result day. Will post the experience and result together if it's any good.
That's crazy! I took my exam yesterday too. This wait is already haunting me!!!!

I felt the exam was very fair...but all I can remember is the questions I messed up on...
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One word of advice, do ALL nbmes...I saw so many repeated questions (10-15)

Funny thing about my exam the last question was the Gibbs free energy question from nbme 7, word for word.
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just took my exam today
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just took my exam today
Congratulations!!!!
How it was?
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Just wanted to add to my post above...once i get my results i will make a thread with my full experience etc....just wanted to say that the exam is doable, don't listen to people who say you need a million books to do well....first aid and uslmerx/nbmes/uworld/pathoma is the killer combination.
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is usmlrx that good? currently doing it have 8 before exam is it worth me completing or should i just do uworld in corrects?
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http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...th-review.html
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is usmlrx that good? currently doing it have 8 before exam is it worth me completing or should i just do uworld in corrects?
If you only have 8 days i suggest first aid first aid and more first aid...by this time I'm sure you know how to take questions and manage your time...
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